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Sunday Critique Session
This is a writer's critiquing session. What does that mean? Those who want to attend should upload a piece of their fiction writing, maybe a short story, a chapter of a novel, or even an outline for their next book. This group is focused on "speculative fiction," which includes: -Science Fiction (all types) -Fantasy (all types) -Slipstream/Weird literary fiction -Alternate History/Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian etc. -Paranormal/Horror -Any other fiction (YA, adult or otherwise) that contains a *speculative* element The file needs to be uploaded under the More>Files tab. Ideally, your submission should be about 3,000 words, but please no more than 5,000 words. Please use a manuscript format with page numbers. Submit works (ideally) a few days before Sunday. We upload our stories to Google Drive. This link [https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-oWXu6fbMbLNkFVVGZVd1VBLUU?usp=sharing] will allow you to view them, but you'll need whitelist access in order to upload yourself. Contact Jess or Derek to be added. We will take turns reviewing everyone's submission, taking care to give the author honest, productive feedback. For a reference--pretend that you are the *nicest editor in the world* who is taking the time to explain what is holding a piece back from being published, taking the author's feelings into consideration. You may critique in any style your prefer; most of us print out the submissions and do in-line critiques old-school style in pen (the King County Library System offers 75 free pages to print per week with a library card). Casual observers or editors are always welcome if you want to see how our group runs or don't have a submission quite ready yet. Hope to see you there!

Urban Timber Coffee

6617 166th Ave E Ste 101 · Sumner

What we're about

We are a professional writer's group whose focus is on helping each other become successful authors. Critique sessions are mutually beneficial because we can provide external feedback for one another. The bi-weekly deadline emulates a writer-publisher relationship and nudges us along when we're dragging our feet on a story or chapter.

If you are serious about publishing *quality* speculative fiction and you live south of Seattle or north of Tacoma, consider joining our group. We are an earnest group of hardworking authors who want to see our stories appear in print!

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